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Language Awareness in EFL Context: An Overview
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 2 (May)
Pages: 19-21   |   Vol. 2, No. 2, May 2015   |   Follow on         
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Majid Farahian, Department of ELT, College of Literature and Humanities, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran.
Mehrdad Rezaee, Department of Foreign Languages, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
In recent years language awareness (LA) has attracted much attention in language education and has resulted in much debate. In order to present an overall view of LA, the present article discusses the influential views regarding the concept of LA as well as critical language awareness (CLA), puts forward the importance of LA in the context of foreign language (FL) teaching, differentiates the new trend with the traditional view on teaching grammar, and argues for the possibility of teaching LA.
Language Awareness, Foreign Language, Critical Language Awareness, Knowledge of Language
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